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Lehigh University

Total Grad Surveys 9
Females 5
Males 4
Avg years at University 1.7
Research Quality C+ (5.0)
Research Availability C- (3.5)
Research Funding D+ (3.0)
Graduate Politics D+ (3.0)
Not Errand Runners C- (3.7)
Degree Completion D+ (3.4)
Alternative pay [ta/gsi] C+ (5.5)
Sufficient Pay C+ (5.3)
Competitiveness D+ (3.2)
Education Quality C+ (5.3)
Faculty Accessibility C- (3.9)
Useful Research C (4.7)
"Individual" treatment D- (1.9)
Friendliness D- (1.6)
Safety D+ (3.0)
Campus Beauty B- (6.2)
Campus Maintenance C+ (5.6)
University Spending C- (4.1)
Extracurriculars C- (3.5)
Scholastic Success C+ (5.1)
Surrounding City C- (4.2)
Social Life/ Environment D+ (2.7)
Campus BeautyB-
This school has poorly trained professors who areJan 12 2014Education
This school has poorly trained professors who are more absorbed in their own research rather than teaching. They use old technology, if they use it at all, with very little know-how. This particular program has all new staff who never returns calls and offers flat answers to questions that require much more detail and personalization. The college as a whole seems disorganized and programs seem thrown together. If you are working abroad and are interested in a program like this, don't go through LEHIGH COLLEGE OF ED! If you've already begun their program, transfer! Leaving Lehigh is worth it.
My experience at this university has been extremelyJan 02 2009Finance
My experience at this university has been extremely bad.
I am currently an MBA full time student. This is a strong message to Students seeking admission to Full time MBA..DO NOT COME TO LEHIGH. It is primarily a part time program. There is no difference between classes for full time students and part time students.

Apart from that the course structure is definitely outdated. And most of the faculty come from one department which controls the entire college of business education at Lehigh.

I am currently finishing my master's at LehighFeb 07 2006Political Science
I am currently finishing my master's at Lehigh. To be blunt: don't go here. The administration is unhelpful, cold, and unresponsive. The students are collectively some of the most self-absorbed and vapid people I have ever encountered. The financial aid isn't that great and the campus location (southside of Bethlehem) is verging on an inner-city ghetto. There are numerous reports of crimes reported against students during the semester.Some classes and professors make Lehigh almost worthwhile to attend. However, it is ultimately not enough to make up for the snooty (and proud of it) student body and sub-standard location.
The professors in theApr 20 2005Industrial Operations Engineering
The professors in the ISE department are all great. They demonstrate things very clear in the class. But there are not enough funding to support graduate students.
I am former graduate student who left LehighJan 26 2003Chemistry
I am former graduate student who left Lehigh. I was enrolled in a Ph.D. program in the Chemistry Department. Lehigh is geared toward undergraduates, and gives undergraduates a high quality education. Unfortunately, its graduate programs are not so hot.

At least in the Chemistry Department, clear direction about a person progress is not provided. There are courses listed in the catalog that have not taught in years. The professors do not teach very well. There is a real sense in the Chemistry Department that professors do not want to be bothered with graduate education, especially the Ph.D. program. Ph.D. candidates are strong persuated to just get their Masters' degree and then leave. It's hard to find a good advisor to work under, especially if you want a Ph.D.

On the positive side, there is a lot of funding, and TAs are treated very well. Because of the school's commitment to undergrads, they create a very individualized relationship between TA and students, where a TA will only teach a small number of students. As a TA, I was well paid, and I was not overworked (only 10-20 hours per week).

However, since being a TA is only a means to an end, don't enroll in Lehigh's graduate chemistry programs.

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